Renee Zellweger in an LBD at the Elle Women event: lovely or unrecognizable?


Here are some photos from last night’s 21st annual Elle Women In Hollywood Awards. There are a ton of photos, so CB, Bedhead and I have split them up, awards-season style. Enjoy! One lady in particular is getting a lot of attention this morning because OMG, what did she do to her face? Renee Zellweger wore a little black dress and a completely new face to the event. We’ve actually been pointing out Zellweger’s “work” for a year – she had something done (something with her eyes) last year. I believe the work has “settled” but she just looks so different. Barely recognizable. Sigh…


Oh, and here’s Renee’s boyfriend (?) Doyle Bramhall. His afro is… something. Wow.


More photos from the event… Liberty Ross in a black and camel-leather gown. I think the leather part looks awful. Sorry, Liberty!


Kaley Cuoco in Paul Ka, with husband Ryan Sweeting. This is the best Kaley has looked since she got that unfortunate pixie cut. She’s finally figured out a way to style it. Cute dress too! I really like that LBD.



Nikki Reed’s dress is too much. Too many ruffles, too blah.


Doutzen Kroes in Calvin Klein – there were a lot of women wearing CK because CK was one of the sponsors of the event. Doutzen only recently welcomed her second child. She looks fantastic.


Lizzy Caplan in Calvin Klein. Why is she going with such twee styling lately? Ugh!


Kerry Washington in Calvin Klein. Minimalist, pretty, not really noteworthy but fine.


Elizabeth Banks in Michael Kors. Feminine, girly but not twee, at least to me. Possibly because I love her so much.


Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Rhiley says:

    She looks so much like Daryl Hannah now. I miss her squint.

    • Loopy says:

      I think she looks like Robin Wright now.

      • Ripley says:

        I see Christine Taylor all the way.

      • Mimi says:

        In my opinion she looks like mix of Juliette Lewis and Linda Evans. What the Jennifer Grey hell?!

      • thecookingpan says:


      • Frenchie says:

        NO No, wait ! everybody looks like crap ( except Doutzen) it might be the photographer + lightning.
        Anyway she is a good actress why would she need to look perfect and photo friendly like Doutzen, who I bet, doesn’t know how to play.
        To me Rene tried her best
        and is not confortable in front of cameras

      • gefeylich says:

        She looks like someone, and that someone is Juliette Lewis. Don’t think that’s who she was going for.

      • FLORC says:

        If she’s happy with it, good for her. She doesn’t look bad. Just that she lost what made her physically stand apart from the sea of blonde actresses.

      • Mindy says:

        Me too! I thought it was Robin when I first looked at the photo.

        – amazing how a tweak or two makes everyone look the same… isn’t it?

      • peasantswife says:

        Is Nikki Reed pregnant? I don’t mean to be harsh, she just looks fuller, more solid in the mid section than usual

    • Liv says:

      I don’t care who she looks like, she simply doesn’t look like herself anymore. Why, Renee?

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        I agree. Completely unrecognizable, and not especially pretty. Shame.

      • Lee says:

        Agree with both of you. Very sad to see.

      • Tanguerita says:

        that might the case, but i really, really think it was a medical necessity in her case. Her hooded eyelids must have become too much. A friend of mine had to go through with the same surgery, because the condition had become too bad her vision was affected. So I wouldn’t be to harsh on Renee. She doesn’t look botoxed, I don’t detect any fillers, so…

      • Tiffany :) says:

        I can’t figure out exactly what was done to make her look so different. Her forehead and crows feet areas have texture and lines, so I don’t think this is too much botox or fillers, etc.

        I feel like she might have had work done on her eyelids, but I have known mature people who get their eyelids done because of sight issues (droopy lids impair vision). I’d feel bad if people were accusing her of “plastic” surgery when it was really just medical surgery…but I am probably being naïve here.

      • Esmom says:

        Tiffany, I think we have speculated before that this is exactly what she had done. I don’t think she looks completely different, especially when she smiles, but her eyes do look more hollowed out, whereas before they were more squinty.

      • gefeylich says:

        Not a medical necessity – well, unless you think her thinking “OMG, everyone in Hollywood knows I’m batshit crazy, I’m aging, and no one will give me a job! I need work done, I need Botox, I need SOMETHING to look young and hot!” is a medical necessity.

      • Bridget says:

        @Tiffany: I’m guessing a small facelift went with the eyelid tuck. Apparently the two surgeries can be paired together. I know that when my mom got an eyelid tuck they suggested that a facelift would keep it from drooping again.

      • FLORC says:

        Renee has spoken out before about her body image issues. And that she really hated how people mocked her squint. And saying her squint was a big reason why she would always be the cute best friend role and not the beautiful leading lady.

        If this makes her happy good for her. I don’t have to look at her face every day. She does.

      • Kosmos says:

        Right, her face is definitely different now. But given that, my first thought in seeing the photo of her was that she looked too “drab” in the face somehow…..also, she needed a little more volume to her hair….a clip-in hairpiece would have helped, and perhaps more color on her lips to offset the too tanned or too-bland look. Otherwise, I like her dress choice and feel she looks well dressed for the occasion.

      • homegrrrl says:

        Her man us hot. Meerow.

    • inthekitchen says:

      In the far away picture, I think she looks exactly like Andie MacDowell from the other thread.

      Also, what is up with her pursing her lips like that constantly? Very yucky. I wonder why she does it?

      Can we also start a petition to free women’s feet? Seeing all those squished up toes forced into pointy-toed shoes just make me want to cry. Plus it looks nasty, ladies. You don’t look “petite” or dainty or whatever else look you’re going for…you just look squashed and pained and like you’ll need a podiatrist later! Sarah Paulson (from the other thread, POOR TOES!), Kerry Washington, Kaley Cuoco…I’m talking to you!

    • Belle Epoch says:

      Holy cr*p! I had NO IDEA that was Renee!

      If you get a new face do you start your career over? Or is it immaterial?

    • CTgirl says:

      OMG, is that Jennifer Gray? Unrecognizable and without a career. The resemblance is stunning.

    • ella says:

      I see Kelly Lynch.

    • PunkyMomma says:

      I’m thinking Laura Dern.

    • Bob4 says:

      The shiny girl needed some face powder. However, it’s nice to finally see Pickle Puss’s eyes.

    • Katie says:

      I think she looks like Cameron Diaz.

      • Someonestolemyname says:

        I see Claire Danes

        Rene was so cute, I think she just had her eyes done, lids and Maybe her forehead botoxed?

    • Reece says:

      The fact that you all can think of multiple, different, people that she looks like validates my thoughts…she looks like any random woman on the street. There is nothing distinguishable about her now and that’s what throws me, at least, off. Some people were a-holes (and I know there were a lot) and made fun of her squinty eyes but they were what made her stand out. Now she’s just anybody, everybody and no one altogether.

      If she did it for medical reasons then well that sucks but completely understandable. If for cosmetic reasons, why?

    • DesertReal says:

      All I have to say is chica needs to get her eyebrows done. Post haste.

  2. Jaderu says:

    Welp we found GaGa’s wig.

  3. Kitten says:

    Bah! Everyone looks terrible except Banks.

    I don’t want to say anything mean about Renee so I shall say nothing at all except that she looks HELLA different.
    Also, I feel for her on the shiny face front. I recently started dermarolling and I have major shine issues these days…so much frantic blotting going on over here…

    • mimif says:

      I’ll follow your lead and try to keep it nice, tho for a split second I thought she was with Wayne Coyne and I died a little inside.

      Also, spill on the dermarolling please. You like?

      • Kitten says:

        I think she’s done something to her mouth maybe ‘tox?
        Her smile is different.
        Oh man he does look like Coyne at first glance…

        I don’t know about the dermarolling. It seems almost insane to roll this spiky medieval torture device over my face. But it does seem to be smoothing things out-reducing pores and fine lines. The one thing I can’t figure out is how often to do it. Google is no help as some sites say a couple times a week and some say no more than once a month, all depending on needle size.

        Anyway, my face is as shiny as polished marble and I’m not allowed to wear makeup per dermarolling rules.
        I’m also red from the rolling–so I’m red, shiny, and ugly.

        Hold me.

      • Kiddo says:

        I guess VapoRub is useless for this application.

      • Kitten says:

        No, Vaporub for all it’s miraculous healing powers, does nothing for fine lines, sadly.

      • mimif says:

        Damn, sounds like my face after a night of Kiddo’s Kool-Aid. Well you’ll have to keep me posted on how it pans out. I totally want to get Fraxel’d but.just.can’t seem to take the plunge. Yet.

      • Kitten says:

        Well, Kiddo’s Kool-Aid does result in a lot of face-plants.

        I’ve heard IPL is bomb too. Where is Morticiansdoitdeader? She does the IPL and loves it…

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        So…you’re rolling needles on your little face? Ouch. Does it hurt?

      • Kitten says:

        Yeah it’s ridiculous, GNAT. It hurt at first but I’m getting used to it.

        The idea is that the skin, once injured from the needles, will produce collagen. Or some crap.

        Anyway, I’ll let you guys know if I look like a supermodel in a few weeks.

      • mimif says:

        What about the cold gel laser whatever thingie that Lainey is always prattling on about. Anyone ever tried it?

      • Tiffany :) says:

        mimif, I would love to do the cold gel laser! I wish there were other places to get it done other than Canada though. My sister and I are doing a spa vacation next year, and my attempts to make Toronto sound as enticing as someplace warmer are failing.

        Kitten, did you get the dermaroller from a dermatologist? Or did you just buy it independently? I am REALLY into the collagen building stuff, I want to make a move on something, but I cant decide if I should sink my money into medical procedures, facial creams, or devices. I don’t want to throw money away, but at the same time I am scared of a cheap deal permanently hurting my face.

      • mimif says:

        Lol Tiffany at trying to make Toronto’s weather appealing. That said, I think the lady that she goes to is in Vancouver, which is truly a delightful city! Also, I say go for the procedure. Creams, etc. are great as preventatives IMO, but procedures are where it’s at. But I’m also 92 and need like full body Fraxel at this point. ;)

      • Kitten says:

        @ Tiff-I’m using an at-home roller. Not because I’m cheap but because I f*cking hate strangers touching me.

        After I roll I apply a hyaluronic acid and I’m still using my Vit C serum and retinol in conjunction with the rolling.
        My skin does look better but I credit that more to Skinceuticals than I do to dermarolling. From what I’ve read, it takes a while to see the REAL results of the rolling (collagen regrowth).

        I’ve been dying to do cold laser ever since QQ talked about it. I didn’t realize it was only in we know why?

      • Tiffany :) says:

        Full body Fraxel, lol!
        I looked at Yelp the other day to try and figure out if there was anyone local who could laser my face, but I don’t know if I trust Yelp reviews. I could get a referral to a dermatologist from my primary doctor, but I think that would be crazy expensive because my dr. is attached to a ritzy hospital.

        Kitten, if you can do it at home, it is probably so much better to do so because you can do it more regularly without the pain in the ass of having to go somewhere. (Or maybe it is just me that is lazy like this!)

    • Prim says:

      Kitten, have a look at EDS for info on dermarolling. Those ladies really know their stuff.

      • Gingercrunch says:

        +1. Greatest beauty resource on the intranet!

      • Kitten says:

        Thanks, Prim. I’m going to research that site right now.

      • Prim says:

        Hope you’ve got nothing to do today. It is fab. Check out the facial exercises threads. Sounds totally insane at first but they really work. I have toddler twins, so virtually no self-care time and I’m not at all young, but what I learnt on EDS means I’m keeping the lines at bay.

      • Ginger says:

        Thanks for the link! I’m going to check it out. I’m having issues with fine lines, loss of firmness under my chin and some sun damage. I’ve been lucky up until this point with good genes but now it’s time for a little (non medical) intervention. I always learn something new on this blog :)

    • QQ says:

      Kitten.. Try the Makeup Forever HD powder you can buy a tiny one to start trying and then report back?

      • mimif says:

        Kitten clearly stated she’s not allowed to wear makeup and that includes fuschia lipstick, QQ.

      • Kitten says:

        Well QQ is right in that they said if I *must* wear makeup that I should do loose powder/mineral makeup. But I’m withholding all makeup in honor of a full skin commitment.

        Also, my hair is dirty today so I’m just one big ball of gross.
        Thankfully, now that I have a boyfriend I no longer care what I look like.

    • rianic says:

      I LOVE my derma roller! And I shine too

    • littlestar says:

      Well, the positive side of oily skin is that you’ll have less wrinkles, right? Super lubrication :S.

      Damn aging anyway. I recently started using a horribly expensive retinol and acid serum and I have no clue if it’s actually working. I think my hyperpigmentation has gone down somewhat, but maybe my brain is playing tricks on me, making me think all that money spent is helping?


      And poor Renee, I really like her and it makes me sad that she changed her looks so much.

      • Kitten says:

        I know. I always wonder if it’s just my eyes seeing results because that’s what I’m looking for, you know?

        I will say that with retinol and Vit C serum (the good, expensive kind) I have seen definitive improvement. I’ll still never have amazing skin though. Mine isn’t awful, but it’s never been great.

      • littlestar says:

        I’m the same way as you, my skin is okay but it’ll never be “perfect”. I used to have BAD acne, but thankfully the pill cleared it up (for the most part, even at 30 I still get pimply bastards from time to time). However, no matter what I do, I still have overly large pores (I have been using an oil moisturizer though every day which combats the oiliness, go figure). Have you found anything besides the dermaroller to shrink your pores? I tried laser facials and while great for hyperpigmentation and making the skin smoother, the pores only seem to remain small for a few months, and going every few months for a laser facial is not in my budget right now :( .

    • Justaposter says:

      Thanks everyone! This beauty junkie has learned a lot. And thank you for the link.

      • Stephanie says:

        I have had some excellent results from injectables. In August I got Juvederm Voluma on my cheekbone area and I am LOVING it. I had one syringe per side. It is expensive but was absolutely worth it. I have also used regular Juvederm and Restylane and liked those too, but the formulation of the hyaluronic acid is different. Juvederm and Restylane are more like a gel that you can feel in your face and then they draw water into the surrounding tissues and you can’t really feel them after a while. However, the Voluma is harder gel that they inject right on top of your cheekbones and it sticks around much longer. It gave me a subtle effect but it’s long lasting. Where you can really appreciate a difference is in before an after pics. But I did not have so much done that people say, wow you look different, what did you do?

        I have had great results with fillers and to me, it boils down to two reasons: do NOT get too much, and have a seasoned expert inject you. We comment that women look so bloated and puffy after injectables and I think that’s because they get too much.

        The Voluma under my eyes really helped with my wrinkles under my eyes, and it gave some lift to the nasolabial fold area. It’s expensive but worth it IMO.

  4. penelope says:

    It’s one thing to get tweaked here and there but Renee looks like an entirely different person. Her squinty eyes and offbeat, charming looks were part of what made her special. Now she looks generic and this horrid plastic surgery seems desperate and sad.

    • Santolina says:

      Well said. It’s those unique, instantly recognizable features that are an actor’s trademark. It’s like she wiped out her career. Don’t walk away, Renee…

    • boredblond says:

      So true. I remember seeing post op goldie Hawn and thinking all the goldie was gone..same with Renee..all the special erased and the result is sort of mannequin.

    • Icarus says:

      I think she may have originally had a blepharoplasty to fix an eyesight problem. I’ve know who’s had the survey due to blocked or some other vision problem caused from excess skin. The other things donee, not sure.

      • tealily says:

        I was going to say the same thing. It’s a common procedure and it often done for more than cosmetic reasons. It’s a shame it’s altered her face so much, but she probably feels much better. I feel terrible for her. She probably had no idea it would make her look so different.

      • sigh((s)) says:

        I understand getting the eyes done. It’s a condition that worsens over time. But…I can’t figure out what else she’s done. Something with her mouth or cheeks or chin. It just doesn’t even resemble who she once was.

      • serena says:

        @tealily I’m sure it’s not just because of the eyes-surgery that she looks so different. For sure, she must have done something else, like botox and fillers. Just look at her cheeks, and her face.. seems like she can barely move it.

        And then let’s also say her make-up sucks.. so yeah, pick another make-up artist at least.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        I agree. She had uniquely hooded eyes, and I think over time it might have blocked her vision.

      • PennyLane says:

        Salman Rushdie had the same procedure done, and afterwards he looked quite different. However, he still looks like Salman Rushdie!

        Not sure what else she got done, but the whole effect is startling.

      • Chris2 says:

        Salman Rushdie had this done…..he could barely keep his eyes open. Martin Amis described him as “a falcon peering through a Venetian blind”. Late in life Katherine Hepburn had it too.
        Must say it’s one tweak I’d consider….getting pretty hooded as the years advance, and I’d so love to have a bit more eyelid for experiments with makeup! If it could be done with one little stitch and no cutting……yes please!
        You can get weird slivers of silicone as a DIY measure…..bung them in the crease of the eye and voilà, bigger eyes! I wonder so they actually stay in place all day?

      • Icarus says:

        Sorry, I sound drunk, autocorrect got me again. I try to proof read, but lack sometimes. My apologies.

  5. sarah says:

    I have always loved Renee. I feel bad that she did this to her face but I won’t judge her. Plenty of Hollywood guys get work done and we don’t hear about it. Have you seen Bradley Cooper in Jimmy Fallon?

    • Gina says:

      Yes!! What did Serial Killer Emu do to his face?! Botox obviously. Cheek implants? Chemical peel?

      • Jaderu says:

        Bad decisions, regret, and too many nights at Leo DiCap’s casita will wreak havoc on a face.

      • sarah says:


        Seems like he got the whole works…fillers, botox, & cheek implants. He looked even more terrifying to me.

    • Rachel says:

      I just saw him on the Today Show and he looked completely normal…

    • Denise says:

      I know it was a typo but I had a chuckle at ‘have you seen Bradley Cooper in Jimmy Fallon’. I don’t understand why Rene had, and still has, that weird lemon sucking puss? I really like her and hate seeing her doing weird things to her face. Maybe whatever it is just didn’t work out, some faces take procedures very well while others do not.

  6. Arya Martell says:

    Does it bum anyone else out that Renee messed with eyes? I loved her squinty face. I actually think it makes her eye lift makes her look older.

    Also, Renee has a very eclectic (strange) taste in men.

    • Wilma says:

      Yes, but I can understand that she had eyelid surgery, because her eyelids were really hanging over her eyes and must have given her a lot of headaches. When my father in law had this surgery he looked like a new person too. We’re still not used to his new face. Eyes have a big impact on how you look apparently.
      Her squint was cute and made her unique.

    • LadyJane says:

      What is up with her eyebrows? They are literally growing down on to her eyelid. Just weird and sad.

  7. Bridget says:

    Rene looks pretty, but whoever did her eye job did a pretty major tuck. I understand that there were probably some vision issues over time with a hooded lid like hers, but did they have to cut so much?

  8. Etheldreda says:

    None of these people look good.

    Renee looks really old in these pics. I don’t know if it’s bad make-up, or just an off day, but she seems to have aged so much in just a few years.

    • Alexis says:

      She does look older, but there’s nothing wrong with that. I always picture her as Bridget Jones from like 2002, so she’s not going to be 30 forever. She looks beautiful, though. She just does not look like herself because of the eye work she’s had done. I feel like there’s got to be treatments that could help with vision issues from her eye type (it’s a very standard eye type for people with her Scandinavian ancestry) while keeping her unique looks. And that’s what puts me off…she looks like a different person. An attractive person, maybe a more conventionally beautiful person than the Zellweger we know, but, ugh. It’s just creepy to have a new face, IMO.

      • Etheldreda says:

        No, there’s certainly nothing wrong with looking older. I just think she looks tired and a lot older than her age – and I’m about the same age as her so I don’t think I’m being unrealistic.

        And yes, she does look like a different person. It’s slightly surreal.

    • Tdub30 says:

      It’s not looking older that’s the problem, it’s the seeming lack of makeup. I’m sure she’s wearing some, but it’s so faint and with no color on her lips, she just looks washes out and greasy. 😞

  9. GeeMoney says:

    I think her eye lift looks good. Yeah, she looks different… but good.

    • Greata says:

      This! She looks like swedish actress, Liv Ullman…but O god…the sadness in those eyes.

    • ab says:

      I think she looks good, too. Different, tweaked, but not unrecognizable.

    • lucy2 says:

      I agree, I think she looks fine, just different. I feel for her, I’d imagine she did the eyelid procedure for medical reasons and it changed her look so drastically. That’s tough for an actress, and even tougher to then have everyone pointing it out.
      In the third photo she looks more like her old self. I think she needs to find a great makeup artist to work with.

  10. MissTrial says:

    Re Zellweger: Trying to figure out who she resembles now, certainly not herself.
    Her lips look dry, awful. Parched and pursed.

    I hate Kaley Cuoco’s hair.

  11. Santolina says:

    Kaley Cuoco’s smile is a bit lopsided, these days. Does anyone else see it? I noticed it on last night’s BBT. Gawd, I hope she hasn’t messed with her face, too.

    • Connie says:

      Maybe she had injections done? Comparing her face now to what she looked like just a few years ago she definitely looks different. And the hair is certainly not helping.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I think that is just kind of how she smiles. Sometimes it looks like a smirk, but I think that is just what her face does. Like the Game of Thrones girl that said she had a crooked mouth.

  12. Kiddo says:

    NO ONE exists in this article, but her boyfriend. That is some show-stopping style. I can not look away. How has he combined bizarre cuteness with ridiculousness in one fell swoop? It’s a poly-nylon 70′s disco shirt with puka beads and a tortured Q-tip on top. He throws everything at you at once. Well done.

    • mimif says:

      Lmao Kiddo, you are officially bananas. But yeah, I’m feeling his steeze too.

    • Abbott says:

      “You want GLAMOUR?! – bam – I’ll give you all the glamour!”

    • mimif says:

      Kiddo, get down to comment #19 immediately. You have some major damage control to do.

    • Jaderu says:

      I don’t know what scares me more…
      The things that come out of my own brain or the fact that I completely understand everything that Kiddo says. Or spiders. Spiders scare me too. Oh yeah and that one rice crispie in the box that is always really hard and you almost chip a tooth.

      • mimif says:

        Did you know that Kiddo’s name IRL is Krispy McSpiderson? #truestory

      • Tiffany :) says:

        For the past two weeks, it seems like every time I have my contacts out and haven’t yet put on my glasses, a spider will come and find me. Its making me paranoid!

  13. Lori says:

    My word. She looks like she got the Kenny Rogers special.

  14. Abbott says:

    Renee has done lots and lots of (non-plastic surgery work) with wounded vets, so I’ll always defend her. But girl, you are making it real hard….

    Renee looks Naomi Watts and Camille Grammar had an ethereal make out baby spun from butterscoth angel hair.

    It’s the camera angles. Yep. I’ve put a help desk work ticket in with the RobSten photoshop experts.

  15. noway says:

    Is it just me or does Kaley Couco look more like old Renee than Renee does now. Especially in that smiling picture with her hubby. Renee’s dress is fine, but the face I am with Frances McDormand today it makes me sad that they think they have to do this.

    All dresses are good, other than Nikki Reed who need to take a few ruffles out of the dress probably the vertical ones would help. My favorite was Banks and Liberty Ross- I like the Morticia design with the leather belt.

  16. LaurieH says:

    Renee is starting to resemble Robin Wright. Like others here, I loved Renee’s squinty eyes and cherubic look. She always looked better (and much younger) with a bit of weight on her. That said, the pressure on Hollywood actresses to look a certain way and to be a certain weight is insane, especially as they become middle-aged (which, in Hollywood, is about the time you turn 25).

  17. kibbles says:

    Renee looks even more different from the last photos I saw of her. Is it possible that she got more work done to her face?! She needs to stop. She is looking worse believe it or not. People used to make fun of her squint but she looked a lot better before than she does now. She is not aging well and the plastic surgery does not fit her face well. It’s really unfortunate. I don’t see her making a comeback in Hollywood with all of the changes she’s made.

    • chaine says:

      I don’t either. Her looks were unique. Only her mouth still resembles her old self, but it doesn’t look right with the new eyes and the stretched, frozen upper face.

  18. Rachel says:

    I feel like her eyebrows are really messing up her look. She would look much better if she got those in order.

    • Willa says:

      Yeah she would look better if she cleaned them up, maybe fill them in as well. It’s the first thing I noticed.

      • mimif says:

        As an eyebrowphile, I must agree. I noticed previously that they were in need of some shaping as well, it would definitely help frame her eye area. Oh, wait…

    • KellyBee says:

      Yes this!! Her eyebrows are really throwing everything off. She has always had well defined eyebrows and since she go eye work her eyebrows have been off which makes her new face even more odd.

    • Ginger says:

      I’m really picky about my eyebrows too so her look bothered me. It’s like a 1980′s/early 90′s look. It’s not making her look modern at all. All she needs is a little clean up and some brow powder.

  19. Beep says:

    She looks like Mathew mcconaughey

  20. Meandyou says:

    What have you done Renee???

  21. cleveland girl says:

    This just really puzzles me because I don’t understand what is going on. She really doesn’t look ALL that bad – she just looks completely miserable. I think in addition to obvious eye surgery and botox, she had a strong chemical peel rendering her skin tight and red (and shiny). It looks like it hasn’t completely healed yet. Maybe when that settles down she will be more comfortable in her own skin. She just looks terrified here. AND WHAT is with the duck lip pose???

  22. FingerBinger says:

    Renee looks different ,but that sucking on a lemon look is still there. Kaley Cuoco’s hair makes her look ten years older than she is. Lizzie Caplan is dressed like a flight attendant. Elizabeth Banks looks very pretty here. All the other dresses are kind of blah.

  23. Mia4S says:

    Oh Renee. She doesn’t necessarily look bad but she looks completely different. It’s her choice, but my big question would be…are we supposed to pretend not to notice? Like Nicole Kidman only trying botox once? (Hahahahaha) Like Meg Ryan talking about empowerment and living true with the most collagen-filled lips imaginable?

    Surgery is your choice ladies, but you have to own it. Otherwise it’s just unbelievabley sad.

  24. Green Is Good says:

    Doyle Bramhall: a win in the “Mad Scientist Hair” award.

  25. Darkladi says:

    Who dat woman?

  26. LAK says:

    Nope, still don’t recognise her.

  27. KelT says:

    It baffles the mind that the people with the most money and the highest access to the best doctors and makeup artists still come out looking like this. What a mess.

    If I had to guess, I’d think she’s living a more simple rather than Hollywood lifestyle with the natural brows and simple makeup, not to mention the unusual choice of dude by her side.

  28. Anne says:

    In Renee’s defense, I’m betting her getting work had to do with her extreme cases of hooded eyelid. I have the same thing going on, and so does my mom, and by even her 40′s it got to where they just HAD to be lifted because of how much they started sagging “over”. Olivia Munn too, I think, may have had a similar situation?

  29. QQ says:

    This is gonna be mean so avert your eyes if you pearl clutch… i just sent these pics to my friends and the following were comments we all bounced:

    “She looks like a burnt unit patient with resources..this is real bad”

    ” so he eyes were bad enough..these.lips?!?
    This is lohan kidman lovechild lips”

    “I also need her to stop doing this scrunchy face thing. She looks like an old leather couch. Left in the sun. In the desert. On meth.”

    “Did she get beat up by the mob? Did they throw acid on her? Why is this? :(

    I rebuke and refuse and reject”

    “im gonna put a BOLO for her old face…there is NOT No way”

    “OMG are you serious!?”
    “So what happens if they run a face recognition software here?”

  30. skipper says:

    She probably did it b/c she had trouble seeing. I’m not being rude but completely serious. Her eyelids seemed to be getting more and more closed as she got older. I think she looks great. Different but great!

  31. hmmm says:

    It must be a shock for her every time she looks in the mirror. Oy vey!

  32. Mrs. Darcy says:

    I think it’s more than just the eyes, I think she had an actual freaking face lift on top of everything, her cheeks are totally a different shape, her jawline more severe – it’s not weight loss, she looks the same weight wise as she always has, but regardless of her weight her cheeks were always naturally chipmunk-y – I Know that changes a bit with age but not this dramatically quickly. Even her nose looks different but I’ll chalk that down to whatever else she’s had done. This deeply depresses me, I really like her and she’s way too young for this level of intervention. She looks permanently startled and older than she did before she messed with her face. I’m hitting forty soon, this is a good cautionary tale for me anyway.

  33. Guesto says:

    I saw some very recent papped pics of her (about a week or so ago) in gym wear and she really didn’t look anything like the above so I hope it’s just a mix of harsh lighting, bad styling, unflattering hair and awkward Renee. She has definitely had work to her eyes but in the gym wear pics, she looked really fresh faced.

  34. Sal says:

    Nah, Renee will always be recognisable because of the sour lemon cat bum lip pose she does.

  35. OTHER RENEE says:

    I think I need to give up my screen name here and pass it on to her, because she is definitely the true OTHER RENEE… So sad.

  36. MissMary says:

    RZ’s face looks more narrow… did she have something done to her cheeks as well as her eyes? Even her smile looks different!

  37. lucy2 says:

    Elizabeth looks super cute, and I like Doutzen’s dress on her (and her I don’t give a f– hair). Renee’s dress is fine as well. The rest of them look a mess.
    Kerry’s would be a little better if it were longer I think, it’s just too short on her and looks uncomfortable. That ruffled thing is a late 80′s nightmare come to life.
    Kaley’s hair looks better than it did for a while, but I still don’t think she has the right bone structure for that short a cut.

  38. Rusty Machine says:

    Amazing. Everyone on here can say RZ looks like someone….unfortunately it is not herself. I really thought you all were punking us for a minute. She looks like a totally different person.

  39. serena says:

    God… that’s really an awful plastic surgery – or bad work with fillers/botox.. She looks like she’s 60 years old going for 50! That’s so awful, I can’t keep my eyes from her face! Wtf did she do??!!

    Is this her idea of ‘reinventing herself’?

  40. I Choose Me says:

    *scratches head* Huh, she looks completely recognizable to me. Not as squinty but as soon as I saw the pic, I knew it was her.

    Dislike all the fashion choices except for Kerry, Liz Caplan and Elizabeth Banks. Agree that Kaley’s hairstyle finally looks cute.

  41. Josa says:

    I feel bad for these celebs, they must feel tremendous pressure to get plastic surgery to retain youth and beauty. What happened to Renee’s face is just sad.

  42. Nance says:

    Prefer her old face, but this is her life.

    I think what doesn’t help is that the makeup isn’t good, too much foundation or something, too orangy and it looks greasy, not enough colors, need a little more weight to look younger, or her eyebrows shape, I don’t know, everything seems off.

  43. Reece says:

    Fashion comment: I hate all their dresses except Lizzie Caplan. That is just a’ight.

  44. siri says:

    I don’t think she had a lot of work done. An upper eye lift, for sure. For the rest, she doesn’t fill in her eyebrows anymore, uses a more dramatic/darker eye makeup, wears her hair parted to the other side, lost quite a bit of weight, aged, and got tanned. That’s enough to make her look a different person.

    • Bridget says:

      Aside from the Bridget Jones weight, Renee is typically very thin. She’s supposedly an avid exerciser.

  45. pnichols says:

    I don’t think any of them look good. LOL. I do not get why everyone makes such a big deal about Kerry Washington. I’ve never liked anything she wears. Style icon?? umm no.

  46. CuriousCole says:

    First: What the hell did Renee do to her face??? It isn’t just her eyes either.
    Second: Yea for Elizabeth Banks! Love her and her dress. It was the ONLY decent frock of the night.
    Third: Doutzen’s body is ridiculous.

  47. JudyK says:

    Not recognizable; nothing unique anymore; not what I would call pretty…she changed herself into “average.”

  48. Ginger says:

    I do recognize Renee but like Kaiser said “barely” I had to do a double take. Her uniqueness is gone. I’m assuming it’s the eyes.

  49. Olenna says:

    Cutting the fold from over her upper eyelids has pulled down her eyebrows, and the botoxed cheeks and forehead look unnatural. It’s really sad. Her sweet, girlish looks are completely gone.

  50. well... says:

    Looks a lot like Robin Wright.

  51. Salsgal says:

    I think fixing her eyes was smart. Bet she had trouble seeing. And I think she looks FINE. Not botoxed to the hilt like some.
    If you are going to talk about her getting rid of her folds then why not complain about Julie Chen. She REALLY changed her looks.

  52. Erandyn says:

    If she wanted to look younger, that really backfired.

    Ditto for Kaley – that hairdo makes her look 10 years older.

  53. lemonbow says:

    Agree that she looks completely different. Not bad, but just not at all like herself. I think one of the problems might be the makeup (in addition to the obvious surgery). Brows can really change a face (see Megan Fox) and hers are considerably lighter in these photos. It also looks like it is pretty fresh work. Maybe she should have laid low until everything settles.

  54. ukbound says:

    I bought a dermaroller, but never had the guts to use it, and I’m an acupuncturist… I use Perricone cold plasma body on my face. I rub it on my eyelids, it tightens them up pretty fast. It is the DMAE. I also use it to get rid of turkey neck. You have to keep up with it though. The long slide into turkey neck will come back.

  55. Josefa says:

    She looks bad by Hollywood standards.

    • kibbles says:

      She was never a conventional Hollywood beauty, but she looks exceptionally bad these days. At least she was unique before.

  56. Godwina says:

    Afraid I have to side with The Guardian on this one, and this isn’t even a celeb I particularly like.

    • kibbles says:

      I don’t think people are buzzing over the fact that Renee took a few years off and now looks older. That is expected. What is shocking is that she she’s done something to drastically change her facial features. What she has done to her face only highlights how much she has aged – she did not look this bad a year or two ago. Despite the aging process, a person does not change that quickly over a span of 1-2 years. Her plastic surgery and skin treatments have only made her look harsher. This is just a lesson that aging can’t be prevented, but aging gracefully is about accepting those changes. Plastic surgery can often make a person look worse than before.

  57. Mhjmc says:

    Um .. wow just wow .. she looks wrong, she doesn’t look like Renee anymore :( Her face has taken on that shiny plastic surgery look. (Yuck!!)

  58. avh says:

    I think Renee looks cute. Not pulled back or injected maybe a bit microdermabrasioned? Yes, she looks different but great. She kinda looks like a warm version of Robin Wright.

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  60. feebee says:

    I’m in the minority… I don’t see a big difference. Yes, she’s had eye work done but if she hadn’t and she was going the way of some ladies with heavy lids, we’d hardly be able to see her eyes at all.

    I knew who it was when she popped up on screen and the voice over on TV this morning said, you’ll never guess who this is. Like, REALLY? Don’t compare her today with her Jerry Maguire face. She’s 20 years older, of course she doesn’t wouldn’t look like that any more, even without surgery. General aging, weight gain/loss for Bridget Jones etc…… geesh.

    • Someonestolemyname says:

      I agree, the only thing really different is her eyes and she doesn’t look bad, she just doesn’t look like the cute Renee from before she had the work done,

  61. Velvet Elvis says:

    She’s had Connie Chung surgery or something…she isn’t all squinty eyed like she used to be. She looks better I think but she’s still doing something weird with her lips.

  62. JB11322 says:

    Rene still looks like she just ate a lemon.

  63. Twinkle says:

    I never thought the issue were her eyes. I always thought she looked adorable. I think if she just kept her skin smooth she would have looked impeccable. Now, she just looks like someone with wider eyes but wrinkly and damaged skin.

    She should have just kept to Ulththerapy or CO2 lasers to take off the heavy creases.

  64. Joh says:

    I have a friend who is in her mid 60s who is having to have eyelid reduction surgery in Nov and she is terrified she will look totally different. I think that is what has happened here
    After her performance in Chicago, I will always love Rene.
    I always will!

  65. Carrie says:

    I don’t mean to be rude here but I am a Medical Esthetician and work with Botox on a daily basis and I’m just saying, it takes more than Botox to get completely rid of lines in the forehead. The Botox will slightly smooth them from paralyzing the muscle action but there will still be a line. All these totally smooth foreheaded actresses who people say it’s all thanks to Botox….no. There is more than an injection at play there. Also, you cannot put Botox anywhere other than the forehead and around the eyes. Cosmetically speaking cannot go lower than the orbital bones so there is no such thing as a full face of Botox or ‘botoxed cheeks’, there is something else entirely going on there. It is sometimes used to treat muscle problems in other areas but in the cosmetic sense it is only used around the eyes and forehead.

  66. rentho says:

    she looks like a mixture of robin wright& sarah jessica parker w/a splash of Daryl Hannah….in the words of Madea if she like it, I love it :)

  67. Adrien says:

    Idk, she definitely had something done to her eyes but her drastic change in her face could also be a result of massive weight loss. Look, Missy Elliot also looked different but no one shouted “surgery”, ” jennifer grey”.

    • AG-UK says:

      Yeah but Missy Elliot’s change is def. a result of losing 70lbs. I don’t think Renee looks awful or anything just doesn’t look like her. In the Fail she said it was healthy living, that can’t change your eye lids and someone said medical for aging ladies, well I wouldn’t consider her aging enough to do that. My mother was considering it but she was 75.

  68. Reader says:

    I think Renee looks good – very different, yes, but good … although in that second photo, her face looks really strained, especially around the lips and forehead. She said in an interview elsewhere that she’s happy, so that’s cool! I’m pleased she’s put on a bit of weight as she was scary-skinny for a while there.

    Liberty Ross always looks gorgeous.

    I don’t get the love for Kaley Cuoco – she always seems to be pulling faces or standing weirdly.

  69. Heather says:

    I think Renee looks wonderful! She had something done to open up her eyes. For years, the press and people online were making fun of her eyes for being too squinty. It probably got to her. Now she had it fixed, and people are still criticising her. This woman cannot win! I think we all need to take some responsibility for the things we write and comments we make and put out into the blogosphere. These people have feelings too, and no doubt Renee was probably hurt by all the squinty eye comments.

  70. tres jolie says:

    I think it’s fine that she got her eyes done, they were so hooded you couldn’t see her eyelids at all. Probably very frustrating for her when putting makeup on, especially as an actress. I think she had a brow lift while at it, also fine in her case. The thing making her look really odd is the Botox and fillers. She should leave those alone, they are not doing her any favors. But yeah, messing with your eyes will really change your appearance.